Part 1: Application

Please complete the information below in order to apply for the  Teen JUST-US Boston program 2023 cohort.  Once Part 1: Application is completed, please complete Part 2: Recommendations.  If you have questions please email

We recommend that you write and save a copy of your essays in a program outside this browser, as this form will not save your information if you navigate away during the process. We look forward to reviewing your application and welcoming an inspiring 2023 cohort!

A Jew is asked to take a leap of action rather than a leap of faith.

– Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

    Personal Information

    Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)* Preferred Pronouns:

    How did you hear about Teen JUST-US Boston?*

    If you observe Shabbat, please describe your observance:

    Dietary restrictions:

    Ethnicity (optional):
    WhiteBlackLatinoAsianNative AmericanOther

    Access to Public Transportation (please specify the closest train, subway or bus line AND bus stop so we can make a good match)*:

    What, if any, is your present/past level of engagement in the Jewish community?

    Please check the boxes of three phrases below that best describe you*:
    high energycreativequietfocusedstrong writerlike new challengesorganizedenjoy meeting new peopleprefer more structureresourcefulgood verbal communicatorwork best independentlywork best in groupsother phrases

    Please check the box for any skills you presently have*:
    WordPowerPointExcelSocial MediaWebsite DesignVideo ProductionN/A

    For any box you checked, please describe the type and level of experience. If none, please put "None"*:

    *You do not need any particular skills to be considered. Knowing this information will help us better match you to internship opportunities.

    Please list any hobbies, skills, or interests below:

    We may have opportunities to include music in our programming. Do you play an instrument? If so, what instrument do you play?

    Emergency Contacts (please list two)

    Employment and Experience

    Please list past club, volunteer, or work experience and any examples of service experience or projects.

    Name of Organization/Company/Activity/Club:

    Your Role:

    Length of Time:


    Name of Organization/Company/Activity/Club:

    Your Role:

    Length of Time:


    Name of Organization/Company/Activity/Club:

    Your Role:

    Length of Time:



    We seek to match interns to organizations that focus on work and issues that are most important to you. Please indicate the issues that most interest you - choosing 5 from the list that follows*:

    Arts & Culture
    Child Services/Children's Rights/Child Development
    Civic Engagement
    Climate Justice/Environmental Science
    Community Development
    Housing Justice
    Racial Justice
    Women's Rights

    *Please note: While Teen JUST-US Boston will do our best to match interns to their preferences we cannot guarantee this.

    Essay Questions

    Please answer each of the questions below in 500 or fewer words.

    1. Why would you like to participate in the 2023 Teen JUST-US Boston program?*

    2. Why is social justice important to you?*

    3. Describe an experience you’ve had in school, while working, engaging in service, or being active in your community where you have worked with someone who is different from you and what you have learned from this experience.*

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